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English verb: go for

1. go for (stative) be pertinent or relevant or applicable


SamplesThe same laws apply to you!.
This theory holds for all irrational numbers.
The same rules go for everyone.


Synonymsapply, hold


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear on, come to, concern, have-to doe with, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on


Verb groupapply, lend oneself

2. go for (communication) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to


SamplesI cannot accept your invitation.
I go for this resolution.


Synonymsaccept, consent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)react, respond


Narrower (hyponym)agree, allow, buckle under, contract in, countenance, give, give in, knuckle under, let, permit, settle, succumb, take in charge, undertake, yield


Antonymsrefuse, decline

3. go for (cognition) intend with some possibility of fulfilment


SamplesI hope to have finished this work by tomorrow evening.


Synonymshope


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)be after, plan

4. go for (emotion) have a fancy or particular liking or desire for


SamplesShe fancied a necklace that she had seen in the jeweler's window.


ExamplesThey go for more bread


Synonymsfancy, take to


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)desire, want


Entaillike

5. go for (competition) make an attempt at achieving something


SamplesShe tried for the Olympics.


Synonymstry for


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)compete, contend, vie









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